Science Saturday - big and small

A Moment for Awe!

"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion?" Job 38:31



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Created to Dance

"In perhaps the cutest study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, psychologist Marcel Zentner and Tuomas Eerola found that babies will spontaneously boogie when they hear music and other rhythmic sounds."


"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:...a time to weep, and a time to laugh;a time to mourn, and a time to dance...(Ecc. 3:1,4)

"Praise him with tambourine and dance;  praise him with strings and pipe!" Ps. 150:4

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A Remarkable Science Fair Story
Intel Science Talent Search

Erika DeBenedictis, age 18, won top honors (and $100,000) for her work on an original optimizing search algorithm for spacecraft that discovers energy minimizing routes in specified regions of space.

Listen to an interview with this exceptional student here.
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A Glimpse of Eternal Power

"... his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made..." Rom. 1:19-21

While you're at it, check out a great interview on the future of 3D technology here. It's way more interesting than I thought it would be...really.

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Quantum laws may govern more than we thought.

"Scientists in California have done something astounding. They've shown that physical laws thought only to rule in the mysterious realm of atoms and electrons can also apply to stuff you can actually see."

Read the rest of the story, and listen to the interview here. Read a very simple overview of quantum physics here.

Comments

David Porter said…
Laurie,

We just returned from Hawaii, and stood on that very mountain to watch the stars.

It was unspeakable.

Even with the naked eye we saw the milky way light up as though we had never ever really seen it.

It was said that President Roosevelt would take his state guests to the front lawn of the white house, ask them to stare at the heavens (no big city lights then), and then he would say, "now that we feel insignificant, we can retire to bed".

When I saw these stars, I wasn't really thinking of my insignificance as much as of God's significance.

When we begin to understand the heavens, our understanding of God gets much, much bigger.
WhiteStone said…
Loved the time-lapse of the Milky Way. When we were on Maui we noticed how unusually bright the stars were. I would have thought that at sea level, we would be staring through more atmosphere than at higher elevations...but the air there must be clearer and the light pollution much less than here in the Midwest.

I loved the sky when I was a kid...remember riding home in the back of our old pickup from band practice and watching Sputnik move across the sky. And falling stars.

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